Silk Museum in Macclesfield stops admission charges

November 9, 2018 by  

Macclesfield’s Silk Museum is changing direction by dropping admission fees.

From November 10, it will be free to enter the Silk Museum. Visitors to the Park Lane centre will be encouraged to make donations on a voluntary basis. This is part of a wider strategy to upgrade the offer of the Macclesfield-based institution.

The Silk Heritage Trust manages the museum at the behest of Cheshire East Council. Chair at the Trust, John Varney, told Cheshire Live:

“Becoming a ‘give what you can’ museum means that we’re removing the admission charge and asking instead for a voluntary donation to keep this important piece of Macclesfield history alive and thriving.”

Varney is eager to welcome people to the open day. He believes that the beauty of the museum will make a big impression on the individuals who attend.

On the site, eight craftspeople will manufacture handmade products for visitors. Tourists could well be pleased with a new shop. Promotional pens and other products are often sold as souvenirs at establishments such as this.

It seems that the Trust has ambitious plans for the future. In the short-term, the Egyptian collection will be on show. This free exhibition has been moved from the West Park Museum whilst it undergoes refurbishment. During the 1800s, Marianne Brocklehurst assembled the items.